We had Xmas sorted at the Portal this weekend with our Festive Pop-up Shop! We brought together crafters and community groups to offer lovely local shopping and those special gifts that beat the High Street any day. My bag of goodies included hand-painted silk lavender bags, brocade jewellery wraps, stunning glass hearts, a fabulous photographic print .. vintage style baskets … and more. And with tea and doughnuts and raffle prizes to round up the day those of us who are sorted now can enjoy the build up to Xmas! Check out the raffle prize of fantastic Tinker Bell cake from “Cakes by Hazel” won by lucky Karen! If you missed our Pop-up Shop some of the crafters will be at local libraries in December: 3rd Elderpark; 4th Pollok; 5th Cardonald; 7th Pollokshaws.
Photographs by Iain G. Farrell
By Tina Kardasinska